IS-67 Colorado Mineral and Mineral Fuel Activity, 2002


This annual report describes exploration, development, and production activity of the gas and oil, coal, and mineral industries of Colorado in 2002. Includes information on the economic impact of these industries to the state. 42 pages. 46 figures. 12 tables. Digital PDF download. IS-67D

The CGS Mineral Resources Section estimates the total value of 2002 mineral and mineral fuel production in Colorado to be $3,724 million, a 20 percent decrease from the revised 2001 total value of $4,645 million. The total estimated value of oil, natural gas, and carbon dioxide production in 2002 was $2,478 million, which is down 31 percent from the 2001 value of $3,610 million. The value of Colorado coal production is estimated at $616 million, up 23 percent from the 2001 value of $502 million.

Nonfuel mineral production — including metals, industrial minerals, and construction materials – The CGS and the USGS Mineral Information Office estimate the value of the 2002 non-fuel mineral production to be $629 million, a 14.6 percent increase from the 2001 value of $540 million. Price increases for both molybdenum and gold were a factor in the increase of non-fuel mineral value.